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Marcelo Bosch last gasp Quarter Final penalty sinks Racing Metro

Jesus Larry, I'm not that old!! I do qualify for vets rugby but not by much... I played a bit of rugby at school 20-25 years ago, but only really got into playing regularly in the last 10-15 years. And I do still play - infrequently and at a "sociable" level.

I agree with you that I prefer a more fluid game, but generally speaking I'm against too much tinkering with the laws. Smart teams/coaches will always find solutions to problems. Good example here where Saracens players "dummied" the ruck causing the Racing boys to go off their feet.

2 Weeks, 6 Days ago

David Pocock's Turnover Masterclass against the Blues

I don't even agree that he's transgressed enough in any of these situations to merit a penalty. Yeah, he treads a fine line in a few of them, but I think there's a clearly discernible release between tackle and jackal.
The faster you can execute both actions and get away with it consistently, the better you are at playing flanker.

3 Weeks, 4 Hours ago

The Shortball highlights from Round 9 of Super Rugby

Hope to see the full interview with that women's sevens player....... *adjusts collar*

3 Weeks, 14 Hours ago

The Top 5 Aviva Premiership Tries plus Highlights Wrap - Round 19

Best moment of the clip has to be the dancing fan around 1:05...

After that the pass by Joseph. Love to see him and Ford playing high up and attacking the line like that.

3 Weeks, 15 Hours ago

Karmichael Hunt and the ARU's realistic response

Cheers for the reply. Didn't intend to be critical of the actual piece - it's pretty entertaining - just seemed at odds with your usual "house style"!

3 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Huge Hit From Peter Kimlin Leaves Leigh Halfpenny with more injury woe

Good news from the WRU medical department though - looks like they're treating North and Halfpenny's experiences as something of a wake-up call.

http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/32306866

No medical expert myself, but instinctively I agree with the point on head guards encouraging more reckless behaviour by the wearer. Same seen in boxing and even to some extent with cycling (leisure/commuting).





3 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Huge Hit From Peter Kimlin Leaves Leigh Halfpenny with more injury woe

Ouch. Hospital pass from Gorgodze there.

Possibly a blessing in disguise - don't think I'm alone in feeling that Halfpenny could do with a bit more time resting his noggin...

That "don't argue" by Bastareaud is an absolute beauty! Note to all would-be tacklers: do not go high on The Bastard.


3 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Massive schoolboy hit from new Edinburgh signing Nasi Manu in 2006

I think I'm addicted to posting comments on here mate. I'm actually trying to wean myself off the habit as it's taking up way too much of my time. Somehow I just can't resist sharing my ill-informed opinions with the rugby universe...

3 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Massive schoolboy hit from new Edinburgh signing Nasi Manu in 2006

It's just you're so contrarian I can't believe you're not just playing a caricature of yourself to bait everyone.

Most rugby fans enjoy the physical, violent side of the game. I'd definitely include myself in that. To quote Martin Castrogiovanni, I just don't like c**ts, whereas you seem to want to celebrate them.


3 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Karmichael Hunt and the ARU's realistic response

Unusual to read such an opinionated piece on Rugbydump. I'm a bit confused to be honest. Who is Josh Bristow? Perhaps this sort of commentary piece should be clearly signposted "Guest Blog Post" or something?
One of the - many - brilliant things about Rugbydump is that, although not afraid to articulate an opinion, the intros/write-ups tend to be written in a very balanced style and free of hyperbole. For me, this is not the case here.

3 Weeks, 2 Days ago